Georgia Institute of Technology
On the face of it, Americans seem to love trash. Canadians, not so much, as the story of Plasco Energy Group highlights. The company is capitalizing on that apparently national desire to put trash in its place; in Canada’s case, diverting its municipal solid waste, or MSW, to waste-to-energy streams.
Due to its low-farmland usage and reduced costs, algae is continually being tapped as the next great biofuel source.